Aug 25

Small Fire at Ross Orthodontics

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Thursday morning, Hanover and Penn Township Fire Departments along with Penn Township EMS responded to 135 Elm Avenue in Hanover Borough at Dr. David Ross Orthodontics for a reported basement fire. Units arrived on location with nothing showing from the exterior. Upon investigation, firefighters found cardboard boxes on fire caused by a battery operated drill over heating possibly. Firefighters carried the burning box outdoors and used a pressurized water extinguisher to knock the small fire. Units took up in about thirty minutes.

Photos courtesy Harrison Jones (Evening Sun and Bryan Felix (911 Photography)

Aug 24

Acquired Structure Training Continues!

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Wednesday evening training took us inside the acquired structure. Tonight members from “A” Shift did forcible entry using the rotary disk saw. Crews trained on cutting latches and hinges on metal framed doors found on commercial type structures.

Aug 22

Acquired Structure Training!

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Hanover and Penn Township firefighters continue to training on our acquired structure on Eisenhower Driver. This evening members from “A” shift went over vertical ventilation on metal deck roof found on commercial structures. Our members are having a great training opportunity on this building to hone our skill on a building of this type!

Aug 17

Training Prevents Poor Performance


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B-Shift along with several members from Station 52, Pleasant Hill Fire Department trained this evening on roof operations on a commercial building with steel roof, covered with foam insulation, rubber and river rock as well as breaching block walls with hand tools. Firefighters have been training on this acquired building in the borough of Hanover for several weeks now before it is demolished. Photos by 911 Photography

Aug 11

Bunk Room Face Lift

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Today members of “A” shift started the face lift for our bunk room. Painting the walls were the first step with new flooring coming soon!

Aug 07

Hanover & Penn Train With ATR

SJR_3774Firefighter Sponseller of Hanover Fire Department works on cutting the concrete floor during ATR training exercises today at the old Faulkner Auto Dealership on Eisenhower Drive. Both Penn and Hanover Fire Depts. have been using this facility for training for several weeks before the building is demolished.

911 Photography Photo Gallery

Jul 31

Acquired Structure Training Continues


Crews continue to make use of an acquired structure on Eisenhower Drive in Hanover Borough for training. This morning, C Shift crews spent some time refining their forcible entry skills on interior doors. The buildings are slated for demolition in the near future, so both departments are maximizing their training time before they are reduced to rubble. (Photo credit: FF Arnold)

Jul 29

Fire Alarm At A Local Business


Early this evening, crews were alerted via the Gamewell system of a fire alarm at a local multi-use fitness facility. Crews checked a rooftop HVAC unit due to the alarm being reported as a duct detector activation. No problem was located in the facility or on the rooftop unit and crews cleared a short time later.

Jul 29

Sutphen Aerial Ladder Demo At FS 49


Sutphen sales rep John Lawver stopped by Fire Station 49 this morning with a demonstrator aerial ladder for crews to look over. The Sutphen SLR 75 is Sutphen’s first venture into the straight ladder market. PTDFRS currently has an apparatus committee in-place to look at all of the current aerial options with the hope of replacing the current Truck 49 in the next few years. At this point in time, no manufacturer or type of aerial apparatus has been decided upon and the committee is evaluating all possibilities.

Jul 27

Doug Kemmerly Promoted To Captain

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Firefighter Doug Kemmerly was sworn in as fire captain this evening at the Hanover Borough Council meeting. Doug, a nine year veteran, had his captains badge pinned on him by his wife Danielle. Hanover C-Shift firefighters, Doug’s old shift, along with Chief Cromer, Deputy Chief Clousher and several of Doug’s family members were on hand to watch him being officially promoted. Captain Kemmerly will have command of A-Shift effective Thursday, July 28, 2016.

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